SME.NG has unveiled a new e-marketplace platform with the aim to provide access to finance wider market access, technical and business support to local female entrepreneurs. The new platform was introduced as a solution to the impact of COVID-19 on Nigerian female-owned businesses.
Named ‘Ebi Marketplace’, the platform will improve access to finance, access to wider markets, and access to technical and business support. It will also allow users connect and partner with other female entrepreneurs across Nigeria.
Speaking on the purpose of the Ebi Market Platform, the Managing Director, SME.NG, Ms. Thelma Ekiyor, stated.
“With Nigeria’s population increasing exponentially coupled with the global pandemic, economic opportunities are now limited and overstretched especially for the female entrepreneurs. The need to encourage, give access to finance and support these female entrepreneurs cannot be overemphasized. SME.NG, through this platform, aims to provide Nigerian Female Entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their businesses through financial services, trading opportunities, advisory services, mentorship and networking and so much more.
By providing female entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial opportunities to create wealth and support their livelihood, the Ebi Marketplace platform will help keep people in business, generate jobs and income”, She continued.
The platform will also feature a Nigerian women’s SME directory with sector and location tags to expand the reach of products and services across Nigeria and beyond.
To join the Ebi Marketplace and register to be a vendor, browse to www.ebimarketplace.com. While available on the Web now, the mobile apps for Android smartphones and iPhones will be available for download from the respective app stores from the 1st of August 2021.
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